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    Thumbs up Do we have a moderator?

    Is there someone who can delete the epidemic of SPAM posted on this forum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraA
    Is there someone who can delete the epidemic of SPAM posted on this forum?
    Please, please make this happen somebody. Or give the power to delete posts to one of us regulars.

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    Thank you moderator. Nuff said.

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    I'll do it...lol If nothing else maybe Mr. Ghosttowns.com will take note that I downloaded all 386mb of his site with "Offline Explorer Pro 4.4"...all 16700 files...LOL

    I am going through the files now and deleting the crap...and keeping the stuff like Ghost Town locations and pictures and the state maps...hehehehe If no one is interested in letting someone moderate this forum or even do updates to the site then I am more then willing to host the information up on the net.

    So whoever is in charge here, take note this site can be a "has been" real quick....so either do something or watch this place die a slow death.

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    everything on ghosttowns.com is under copyright - everything that is submitted is single use to gt.com - you would have to get permission from every single person who has submitted to this site, the one thats been featured in the smithsonian and other big names like that, in order to steal its content - if it were me, wouldnt be worth the battle, but totally up to you - check the us copyright laws first though.

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    we do it almost every day - we removed approximately 50+ posts/week, we have banned countless users - about 20/week - why they heck does everyone say we dont do anything - thats just plain ludicrous - we skip a day or 12 hours and everyone starts flaming in the forums about it - the problem it that there is so much of it, because ghosttowns.com is so poplular, that all the people who have volunteered to moderate dont have a clue how much they would have to be glued to the forums 24/7 to stop anything from every being seen - so far, no moderator of this forum has ever spent more then about every other day on average checking things out and cleaning things up ever day or two - thats about what is to be expected - still not sure why anyone would have any other expectations other then that...

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    No problems - its just frustrating for us. Three guys have donated well over twenty five thousand hours into this site and paid for it since 1998, thousands and thousands of people have submitted towns, pictures, videos, colums etc... and since we either only get people who want to get paid to "volunteer" or who just want to complain -- we have to spend quite a bit of our time pursuing plagiarizers too - never ever lost though - we will always protect our volunteers and submitters - of course everyone who submits is free to allow their content to be used anywhere else, any other site would have to get permission directly from the submitters.

    We currently add about 200+pics a month and about 20 towns a month to the site and make dozens of submitted corrections - in that, we weed out about 100 bogus town submissions and a dozen boguz pictures as well as we deal with all the spam that comes in through our town submission forms. We take a few calls a day, people always wanting to know how to get here or there etc... and many many other things which arent worth listing - and we do it all as volunteers, for the good of the site - no pay - anyone want to volunteer?

    ...forgot to add - we deal with hate mail, hate phone calls etc... all the time as well - people insist such and such is not a ghost town or some guy went on someones property last week and its our fault or there was a spelling error and how dare we etc... we get accused of spamming the world too from ghosttowns.com even though the only email that ever leaves ghosttowns.com is from this forum for new user registration and PM's - other then that when we hit about 10,000 spams a day coming into ghosttowns.com email, we had to stop using it alltogether so no mail goes out from ghosttowns.com except whats on this forum period...

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    Wow, I am extremelly thankful you put up with all that, and still keep the site up and running.

    I'm very very pleased with your work.

    Thanks!
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